Speeding tickets may result in driving license suspension, fines, points and increased insurance costs. If a ticket is written at the scene of an accident, what happens in court may affect a civil case about the accident later. Commercial drivers who have a CDL are subject to special rules under the Virginia traffic laws.
More serious traffic misdemeanors include DUI, driving suspended, and reckless driving. These are class 1 misdemeanors, which means that they are criminal offenses that may result in a jail sentence of up to one year and a fine of up to $2,500.00. Traffic felonies include: Eluding, Hit and Run, Habitual Offender and Third or Subsequent DUI. These offenses may result in incarceration, probation and a felony conviction.
Brendan U. Dunning has been trying traffic cases for over twelve years in the General District Courts and Circuit Courts of Halifax, Charlotte and Mecklenburg Counties.